Celebrating Fourth of July in the Rockford area in 2017? Annie’s Locker has the perfect way to start your holiday! Join us to cheer for our sponsored runners! Just one of the many ways we live out our mission to inspire and equip people to lead healthier lives, Annie’s Locker not only provides the funds for qualifying people to run races, but also mentors them during training and provides running gear in preparation for the big event. Some of these folks have never run a race before! Before event day one or more of our board members meet with these men and women to explain what the day will look like. We answer questions about what to wear, how to pin on a race bib and what the race atmosphere is all about. We also educate the recipients of our race sponsorships about the heart of Annie’s Locker, Running For Two. Everyone has someone in their life or has themselves experienced loss and challenges. We all know someone who needs positive and kind words. We know what it is like to need a friend, someone to be there so we don’t feel alone. As we face hardships, we care for those who cannot run by Running For Two in their honor. In this way, Annie’s Locker encourages our new friends to give to others too.

So what do you say? Please give a few hours of your time on July 4 to wear some wings, give a smile and an encouraging shout. Trust us; it will make someone’s day… and yours too!

Meeting place: Trolley Station on North Madison Street and Lafayette Street, Rockford at 6:30 am for a GROUP PHOTO

6:30 am, Group Photo at the Trolly Station

7:00 am 8k run

7:10 am  2 mile run

8:00 am 1 mile fun walk

For more information about volunteering for Annie’s Locker, contact Jeanne Perian at

2017-06-29T16:49:51+00:00 June 28th, 2017|Categories: Blog, News|0 Comments

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